Stego “Void Clear Light”

I am not quick to compliment, especially when it comes to music. You got 1 minute to win me over and these guys did. Stego is The Foo Fighters on steroids with a wisp of early TOOL and undertone of Sevendust.  Infectious riffs, grooves and hooks = DOWNLOAD THIS FRIGGIN ALBUM!



2010 Oddero Barbera d’Alba

With pomegranate, black currant and mild smoke elegantly embracing the nose and palate. This beautifully calculated Barbera lends a perfect mouthfeel, pristine acidity and is an absolute steal for under $20!  If you find this wine anywhere, BUY IT ALL!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2012 Melee Grenache, St Helena, CA

This 100% Grenache from Saint Helena, CA is dark and juicy presenting huge flavors of plum, dark candied fruit meshed with undertones of kirsh, black pepper and baking spice. A delectable Holiday party wine and your guests will be nothing but pleased with this fine selection. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  


“The 500″ Mercury Red Blend

This red blend engages the palate with flavors of violets, dark juicy fruit and blackberry jam; with smooth tannin and a lingering oaky finish, this is a Great Holiday red with wonderful diversity!  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.


Imagine Wine 2007 “Winged” Paradise Mountain Syrah

This monstrous Central Coast Syrah aged almost almost 6 years in French, Hungarian & American Oak offers intense attributes of wild blackberry, bursting ripened plum, tobacco, dark chocolate, black pepper with a lingering wisp of coconut. An absolute mammoth on the palate and a divine pairing for that Holiday lamb roast. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2010 Cairdean Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot

Expressing a nose of dark currant, perfume and milk chocolate. This luscious Merlot lends a velvety mouthfeel, smooth lingering tannin and yummy attributes of semi jammy dark cherry, juicy plum, black pepper and tobacco. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2012 Youngberg Hill Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

With a deep purple meets rich, red rose hue. This scrumptious Pinot gifts bountiful flavors of dark cherry, baking spice and sweet cedar, interwoven with zesty acid.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.   




Alvin Stardust, glam rock singer, dies aged 72

Hail Alvin Stardust and hope you are Coo Ca Chooing your madness on the Other Side.


Trio Vintners Wines

Happy Wine Wednesday and here are a couple wonderful wines created by Karen LaBonte, Winemaker and Owner of Trio Vintners out of Walla Walla, Washington.

2010 Trio Vintners Flashpoint Sangiovese Reserve, Yakima Valley ~ This twist on the “King of Tuscan” Sangiovese Grosso clone offers a refined nose of baking chocolate, sweet cedar, white pepper, wild blackberries and slightly funky earth. With a dry and tantalizing palate of fresh herbs, faint mint and silky, smooth tannins that will only evolve. This wine is massive and perfect for the slow cooked pot roast or rib eye off the grill.

2010 Trio Vintners Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley ~ With a sound nose of perfume, heavy oak and black pepper. This medium bodied red offers rich flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dense plum across the palate. Great beef wine!

2011 Trio Vintners Heart of the Hill Vineyard, Red Mountain, Carmenere ~ Big and thick with avant garde attributes of semi wet wood, jalapeno peppers, dirt, baking cocoa, dark cherry and a vanilla extract finish to boot; This wine as unorthodox as it is, is one of my favorite Carmeneres of all time. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing and check out Trio Vintners at





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